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    Red Sox stars that went to the Yankees

    Jacoby Ellsbury is now a Yankee, after agreeing to a seven-year contract Tuesday and ending his seven-year tenure in Boston. He becomes the latest high-profile player to go directly from the Red Sox to the Yankees. A look at the other five biggest names to make the leap, and how they fared after donning pinstripes:

    Babe Ruth

    Red Sox: 6 seasons

    Yankees: 15 seasons

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    Departed in 1920, age 25

    PURCHASED FOR $100,000

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    After selling him, the Red Sox would go without a title until 2004. Ruth hit 659 of his 714 home runs with New York.

    Wade Boggs

    Red Sox: 11 seasons

    Yankees: 5 seasons

    Departed in 1993, age 35

    SIGNED AS FREE AGENT

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    After posting a .338 average for Boston, Boggs hit .313 for New York. He earned a title — and a celebratory ride on a police horse.

    Johnny Damon

    Red Sox: 4 seasons

    Yankees: 4 seasons

    Departed in 2006, age 32

    SIGNED AS FREE AGENT

    Beloved member of the ’04 Sox team, Damon won another title in 2009 and hit a career-high 24 homers twice with New York.

    Luis Tiant

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    Red Sox: 8 seasons

    Yankees: 2 seasons

    Departed in 1979, age 38

    SIGNED AS FREE AGENT

    Tiant’s best years were behind him when he joined New York, but he won 21 games in two seasons.

    Sparky Lyle

    Red Sox: 5 seasons

    Yankees: 7 seasons

    Departed in 1972, age 27

    TRADED FOR 2 PLAYERS

    Effective for Boston as a young reliever, Lyle blossomed as a Yankee. He saved 141 games and won a Cy Young Award.